Hotel Review: Bee View Kandy

When Cody and I were looking for places to stay in Sri Lanka we found it quite difficult as much of the good stuff seemed so far away from the center. Luckily we decided that we’d rather be in a nicer place further away, then in a shoddy place in the city center. Let me tell you, this was the right decision. Our stay at Bee View Kandy was absolutely delightful, and I…

5 Hawker Centers In Singapore You Should Visit

While Singapore does not have a traditional street food culture, it is only because they do not sell food on the street. What they do have is a hawker culture. These are essentially food vendors who are in an open air building with communal seating. Similar to a food court, but so much better than your standard mall food. Hawker centers in Singapore are a signature of the country. While there are over a hundred…

Where To Eat In Seminyak

Seminyak is one of the most popular areas in Bali, especially with the young party crowd. It is right on the beach with plenty of beach clubs, rooftop bars, and of course restaurants. Here is an in no way comprehensive guide to where to eat in Seminyak during your next trip. We only stayed in Seminyak 4 days this most recent trip since our primary purpose was to stay in a decent hotel with a…

Krisflyer Gold Lounge Review Chang’i Terminal 2

On our recent flight from Singapore to Chennai we finally got to experience a Singapore Krisflyer Gold lounge. Although we were flying on Air India, this lounge was accessible for all Star Alliance Gold Members, and as Cody has status, we got entry. This lounge is located in Terminal 2, however there is also a Krisflyer Gold Lounge in Terminal three as well. Location The lounge is located on the second floor, right after you…

5 Awesome Singapore Dessert Shops To Visit

Nesuto This French inspired Japanese patisserie has long been the talk of dessert lovers in Singapore. Located on Tras Street just couple minutes walk from Maxwell Hawker Centre, this patisserie serves up beautifully presented sweets in a trendy café style eatery. I decided to try their Le’ Chocolat because as a chocolate lover, I tend to go for these types of things first. However so many of their cakes looked so beautiful, like works of…

Hotel Review: Klapa Resort Uluwatu – Deluxe Room

A little over halfway through our Indonesia trip we decided to lay low for a while and relax at a resort. This is partly because we stayed at a hostel in Labuan Bajo and really needed a few days of recovery time. Enter the Klapa Resort in Uluwatu Deluxe Room. Located in West Uluwatu, the Klapa Resort is situated in the New Kuta Golf Course development. This means it’s about 2 km just…

Can You Use Grab In Bali

For those not in the know, the app Grab is basically like Uber but only in South East Asia. If you have spent time traveling around SEA you’ve probably used Grab in some way or another. However, there is a big problem with the ‘taxi mafia’ as they are so aptly called in Bali and the use of online taxi services. This makes it a bit difficult to know if you can use Grab…

Swimming With Manta Rays In Komodo National Park

During our most recent trip to Indonesia we decided it’s finally time to see the famous Komodo dragons in Komodo National Park. As this is considered one of the new 7 wonders of the world, and since we were already going to be in Indonesia, we figured we might as well go. I’ll say right now that the experience seeing the dragons is awesome and if you want more info about that you…

A Comprehensive Guide To Kawah Ijen: Indonesia’s Best Volcano

Okay, so I know the title can be seen as subjective, but having been all over Indonesia I’m comfortable saying that Ijen is the best volcano in Indonesia. Known as Kawah Ijen in Indonesian, this volcano is located in the southernmost tip of Java. The thing that makes this place extremely unique is that it is actually an active sulfur mine. That’s right, there are around 200 people every day hard at work…

How To Get To Ijen From Bali

Ijen is one of the most unique volcanoes in Indonesia, if not the world. It’s claim to fame? The constant burning of sulphur deposits means Ijen is always spurting blue flames out of it’s crust. While getting there is by no means quick, going to Ijen from Bali can be cheap…if you plan it correctly. Get To Ijen From Bali While there are a few tour companies offering this service…